Chesterton Tribune

David Alan Downey dies at 47

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David Alan Downey, 47, of Chesterton, passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus.

He was born July 4, 1961 in McKeesport, Pa., the son of Richard N. Downey Sr. and Sara Gaynell Fuller Downey. His father survives in Chesterton. His mother preceded him in death.

He is also survived by five children, Jennifer Downey, Brandon Downey, Katie Downey, Haley Downey and Richard Downey, all of Chesterton; a brother, Richard (Wendy) Downey of Drummond, Wis.; a sister, Judy (David) David, of Valparaiso; former wife, Terri Downey of Chesterton.

He was also preceded in death by grandparents Mary and Percy Fuller; a brother, Frank Downey; a sister, Mary McCauley and step-mother Johnnie Downey.

David was a 1979 graduate of Chesterton High School. He was a former employee of Midwest Steel with 23 years service.

Graveside services, Rev. Barry Thornton officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Chesterton Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may take the form of donations for Davidís childrenís education.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. For information, please call 926-1309.


 Posted 3/19/2009